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UAAP Season 78 Preview: Ateneo to lean on ‘influential’ Ravena

Inquirer Breaking News - 16 min 56 sec ago
Head coach: Bo Perasol Last season: 11-3 (First) Key losses: Nico Elorde, Chris Newsome Key returnees: Kiefer Ravena, Von Pessumal, Arvin Tolentino Key additions: Hubert Cani, Jerie Pingoy, Matt Nieto, Mike Nieto, Chibueze Ikeh For the better part of the decade, Ateneo has been the undisputed king of the UAAP but an early exit in 2013 and a Final Four loss in 2014 saw most people forget about the five-peat reign from 2008 to 2012. Of the holdovers from the Blue Eagles' last title-winning team, Kiefer Ravena is seen as the savior of the Blue Eagles. Blue Eagles head coach Bo Perasol said Ravena understands he has to put in a little more as he becomes the ultimate centerp...

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UAAP Season 78 Preview: New season ‘blank page’ for UP Maroons

Inquirer Breaking News - 45 min 56 sec ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fjvv9Jp1jE Head coach: Rensy Bajar Last season: 1-13 (7th place) Key losses: Moriah Gingerich, Martin Pascual Key returnees: Henry Asilum, Diego Darrio, JR Gallarza Key additions: Noah Webb, Cheick Mohamed Kone, Jerson Prado, Jose Longa It has always been UAAP's doormat, but for season 78 the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons vow to change all that. With a new coach handling the reins of a frenetic team, UP believes it can shatter the UAAP landscape. Fighting Maroons head coach Rensy Bajar said Season 78 would be completely different for them especially with massive revamp which included a shake up of the coaching staf...

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Philippines, Vietnam close to signing cooperation pact on South China Sea

Inquirer Breaking News - 47 min 39 sec ago
The Philippines and Vietnam, both claimants of the disputed South China Sea, are close to forging a strategic partnership which is expected to be sealed by the two countries' leaders in November, a solid alliance believed to be causing China to worry. In a speech during the 70th anniversary of the Vietnam National Day on Wednesday night, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario cited the strategic partnership as a "mechanism to deliver a higher rate of return" in terms of the two countries' cooperation. "We are sure of the success of this partnership. As strategic partners, we aim to deliver results and cooperation at the highest possible level," Del Rosario said at the Sofitel...

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POC chief wants to put premium on build-up for 2017 SEA Games

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 4 min ago
Stepping in prepared long before the next Southeast Asian Games now comes as a top priority for the Philippine Olympic Committee. POC president Jose Cojuangco Jr. said Thursday that the build-up for the 2017 Kuala Lumpur Games should also get the attention in the same magnitude of the qualifying tournaments for the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics. "From what we had learned in the last SEA Games, we have to study and plot our preparation early,'' said Cojuangco. The POC chief probably took the cue from Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association president Philip Ella Juico, who already presented the proposed budget for athletics two years before the regional sportsfest. Juico ...

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NCAA: Double trouble as Adeogun, dela Cruz lift San Beda past JRU

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 41 min ago
Looking at a probable comeback from Jose Rizal University, Ola Adeogun carried San Beda down the stretch for an 83-75 trumping of the Heavy Bombers in the NCAA Seniors Basketball tournament Thursday at San Juan Arena. Adeogun made the paint his personal playground, going on a solo 9-0 run to put some distance between the Red Lions and the Heavy Bombers with an 80-71 lead with 2:19 remaining. Before Adeogun went on his personal outing, the Red Lions were subject to a Tey Teodoro explosion as the diminutive guard went on a his own 8-0 run that gave the Heavy Bombers a taset of the lead, 69-67, with 7:01 remaining. Art De La Cruz, meanwhile, put up his first triple-double in hi...

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‘Britain’s Worst Boxer’ snaps 51-fight losing streak

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 11 min ago
Sports has always been filled with legendary streaks, like Julio Cesar Chavez' 87-fight unbeaten streak, The Undertaker's 21 straight Wrestlemania victories, the 1971-1972 Los Angeles Lakers' 33-game win streak. There were also the championship streaks like the Chicago Bulls' two separate three-peats in the NBA, the Montreal Canadiens' five straight Stanley Cups, and most impressive is the Boston Celtics' eight straight NBA titles from 1959 to 1966. Then there is Robin Deakins who owns a nine-year losing streak. Deakins' record is so bad that he has been dubbed the nickname of "Britain's Worst Boxer" and has had his licensed revoked because, as per Bleacher Report, authoriti...

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Binay twits LP survey: Nagpapalakas ng loob lang yan

ABS-CBN news - 2 hours 23 min ago
MANILA - Vice-President Jejomar Binay admitted Thursday the United Nationalist Alliance is also doing an internal survey on his chances in the 2016 presidential election but clarified that they will not release the results to the public.
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Nimes flashes brilliance in return from hamstring injury

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 28 min ago
  Josan Nimes didn't suit up for Mapua for three games, and the Cardinals went 1-2 without their star forward. On Thursday, Nimes dusted off his Cardinals' red-and-yellow jersey and scored four points as he gauged where his injured hamstring could take him. READ: Nimes returns as Mapua edges San Sebastian for 2nd straight win Come fourth quarter, Nimes got his groove and scored eight of his 18 points including the last two points with 45 seconds left. "I think it's at 90 percent," Nimes said after their 87-78 victory over San Sebastian at San Juan Arena. "It's better than I expected." "I didn't know how much my hamstring could take me," Nimes said. "I'm old, I'...

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American arrested at NAIA 3 for trying to carry gun aboard plane

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 29 min ago
Aviation authorities stopped Tuesday afternoon an American tourist from boarding a domestic flight at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) when he allegedly tried to smuggle a disassembled gun onto an aircraft. The Aviation Security Group (Avsegroup) director, Chief Supt. Pablo Francisco Balagtas, said that American Donald Edward Frantz Jr., was intercepted at around 4 p.m., Tuesday, on initial screening of his luggage at the NAIA Terminal 3. Balagtas said the foreigner was supposed to be on a Philippine Airlines (PAL) Cagayan de Oro City-bound flight when security screening officers Gember Abilong and baggage inspector Gil Girado, both of the Office for Transportation Sec...

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LA Lakers sets condition for Clarkson's Gilas stint

ABS-CBN news - 2 hours 51 min ago
Fil-American NBA star Jordan Clarkson has been given the go-signal by the LA Lakers to play for the Philippine national team, but with a condition.
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Intal makes presence felt in Jones Cup after Twitter hater gets personal

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 53 min ago
TAIPEI -- JC Intal has been having a forgettable Jones Cup until Thursday afternoon, thanks in large part to constant goading from Gilas Pilipinas coach Tab Baldwin and in a small amount to a hater on Twitter who got too personal. Though the Filipinos bowed to Iran, 65-74, Intal came up with his best game in the tournament, making 4-of-5 from the field with the last of his two triples putting the Filipinos within four with under four minutes remaining. Coming off a series of bad games that got that hater to curse him on cyberspace, Intal got the encouragement from Baldwin to keep on shooting and responded in kind. "I usually don't pay attention to bashers," Intal said. "Pero...

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Mexican tried for trafficking P12M cocaine seeks bail

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 59 min ago
The Mexican national tagged by authorities as one of the leaders of the dreaded Sinaloa international drug cartel, who was caught last January for allegedly selling two kilos of cocaine worth P12 million, filed an urgent motion for bail during the pre-trial hearing of his case on Thursday. Horacio Hernandez Herrera's legal counsel William Delos Santos asked Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 63 Judge Tranquil Salvador Jr. to allow his client charged with violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 to post bail. In his urgent motion for bail, Delos Santos invoked Office of the Court Administrator Circular No. 56-2014 or the Guidelines for Decongesting Holding Jails by En...

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Mapua beats San Sebastian in Nimes' return

ABS-CBN news - 3 hours 8 min ago
The Mapua Cardinals brought down the San Sebastian Golden Stags to rack up their sixth win of the NCAA Season 91 men's basketball tournament Thursday at the Arena in San Juan.
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How to watch 'ASAP 20' in UK on your smartphone

ABS-CBN news - 3 hours 14 min ago
"ASAP" fans in the Philippines can still join the festivities of "ASAP 20 Live in London" this weekend via mobile phone.
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‘Shopping for loved ones a Filipino tradition, makes OFWs happy’

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 28 min ago
Senators shared some light moments on Thursday while conducting a hearing on the hot issue of opening balikbayan boxes entering the Philippines. During the hearing of the Senate committee on ways and means joint with the committee on labor, Sen. Cynthia Villar appealed to the Bureau of Customs not to make it difficult to send balikbayan boxes, saying shopping for loved ones made overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) happy. "Isipin nyo marami kayong mga lalaki dito, kaligayahan ito ng mga babae na mag-shopping at ipauwi. Kapag hindi nakakapag-shopping, malungkot," she said during the hearing, eliciting laughter from the session hall. "Kaya maski itong mga asawa ng mga senador na i...

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PH’s top firms improving corporate governance

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 31 min ago
THE Philippines' top corporations have raised the bar in corporate governance in the last three years, based on the latest annual regional scorecard. Based on the 2014 Asian Development Bank country reports of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Corporate Governance Scorecard (ACGS), the average corporate governance scores of the top 100 publicly listed firms in the Philippines had risen to 67.02 points in 2014 from 48.91 points in 2012. "The results demonstrate that our local PLCs (public listed companies) are continuously striving to improve the corporate governance culture of their organizations," Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) founder and chairman emerit...

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Nimes returns as Mapua edges San Sebastian for 2nd straight win

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 36 min ago
Mapua went on a systematic tear of San Sebastian, 87-78, for back-to-back victories in the NCAA Seniors' Basketball tournament Thursday at San Juan Arena. Josan Nimes returned after a three-game absence due to a groin injury and poured in 18 points and dished out six assists. Up 83-69 midway through the fourth, the Cardinals saw the Stags mount a 9-0 run to cut the lead to 83-78 with 1:03 remaining. Allwell Oraeme then proved everything's well for Mapua with a layup in transition which Nimes then followed with another one to give the Cardinals the final score with 45 seconds remaining. Mapua improved to a 6-5 record for the sixth seed while San Sebastian fell to 3-9 at ei...

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Iran guard Kamrani would love to play in ‘tough, exciting’ PBA

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 49 min ago
TAIPEI -- After playing so hard to help Iran scuttle Gilas Pilipinas in the Jones Cup on Thursday afternoon, Mahdi Kamrani ---still with his game face on---begged to be excused from the air-conditioned press room so that he could clean himself up. Chased by the Inquirer just after stepping out, Kamrani lost his "Tiger look" when the PBA was mentioned. READ: Gilas Pilipinas falls to Iran in Jones Cup 2015 "Oh, I love the Philippines, I love your PBA, it's very professional," Kamrani, now trying to be escorted away by an Iranian team personnel, said, his face completely lighting up. "I would love to go there and play and meet the Filipino people," he went on without proddin...

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PSE tracks Wall Street gain

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 55 min ago
THE LOCAL stock barometer returned to positive territory on Thursday, tracking an overnight rebound in Wall Street. Snapping out of a two-day decline, the Philippine Stock Exchange index firmed up by 26.3 points or 0.37 percent to close at 7,098.76. The gains were led by the services sub-index which advanced by 1.13 percent while the financial, industrial, holding firms and mining/oil counters firmed up by a more modest pace. The only counter that bucked the day's upswing was the property sub-index, which fell by 0.77 percent. Value turnover for the day was thin at P6.4 billion. There were 110 advancers, nearly twice the 59 decliners while 40 stocks were unchanged. ICTSI...

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